A forklift driver whose employer accused him of a ‘serious breach of health and safety processes’ for attending work while his son awaited the results of a Covid test has won his claim for unfair dismissal.
The parent company of a contractor that was building a wind farm in Scotland and a security firm that employed staff to guard the remote site have admitted safety breaches after a security guard was trapped in snow for four and half hours and later died from hypothermia.
An award-winning engineer and a former head of safety at John Lewis discuss the dangers of making assumptions about the causes of escalator accidents, and how best to encourage safe behaviour among members of the public.
Join Ruth Wilkinson, head of health and safety at IOSH, and Trevor Bronson, strategic development manager at Intelex, to hear more about best practices for promoting safety within your supply chain and among your customers.
Cassandra Barrow GradIOSH describes how the cloud of a COVID redundancy had a silver lining in the shape of an exciting new role at the FA, where she is embracing a broad range of OSH challenges while working to promote diversity and inclusion.
Cases of abuse against workers doubled at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, and they are continuing to climb. This video looks at why workers suffer from threats and assault, and the procedures health and safety managers should put in place to tackle it.
Under the Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers must protect their workers from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and other conditions associated with exposure to excessive noise, such as acoustic shock and tinnitus.
Recent advice from the HSE states that by maximising the flow of natural fresh air in indoor spaces, the risk of COVID transmission can be reduced by up to 70%. The government organisation also recommends using a CO₂ monitor to help better understand air quality and flow within indoor areas.